March 9, 2008
Ottawa Snowstorm '08
I just had to post some photos of the snow we have here in Ottawa. This past weekend’s storm dumped 56cm (22 inches) of snow on us. We have had 404 cm (13.2 feet) of snow this winter so far, making it the 2nd snowiest winter on record. The snowiest winter on record was in the winter of 1970-71, with 445 cm (14.5 feet) of snow. I was born in the winter of 1970, here in Ottawa, so I don’t really remember it much but my parents sure do!
I thought I’d share some photos I took with my phone this morning. It’s a hell of a lot of snow. We have literally run out of places to put it. And we are getting more at the end of the week.
This is our front yard. Our house does not normally look this short.
Looking down our street
It might look like I drove INTO the snowbank, but no, it
was a mini-avalanche. I think the snowbank is trying to eat my car.
Before I cleaned it off, you could only see the front fender.
The green arrow is pointing to my neighbour. You know you are in Canada when you have to shovel your roof.
This is our back yard. The fence on the right side is 6 feet tall. The one at the back is 7 feet tall. This snow has not been touched by us, it’s literally that deep. Somewhere under there is an inground swimming pool. I fear we may never see it again.
I’m from Aylmer. Thanks for posting the photos. It was a wild snow storm… that’s for sure. The snow was about a foot above the bottom of the door of my truck. Never seen this much snow. The snow banks on each side of my driveway are about 10 feet high. With the weight of the snow, part of my barn roof collapsed. I will have to repair it in the Spring. If we get more snow, I don’t know where I will put it.
It’s great for skiing and the first chance I get, I’m heading up to the ski hills. If I didn’t ski, I’d buy a ticket to some place warm and return in May.